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Unions, environmentalists join to uphold California's landmark environmental law

A new coalition has formed to uphold the California Environmental Quality Act against business-backed attempts to weaken the state's landmark 1970 environmental safety law.

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Latinos helping transform California and nation

Latinos have emerged as a progressive nationwide political bloc that no amount of right-wing posturing will let the Republicans capture in any significant numbers.

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Election Day in California: a bad day for Republicans

Nov. 6 was a very bad day to be a Republican in California.

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Unraveling California’s $11 million mystery

After days of drama, Californians now know something about the origins of a mystery $11 million political donation - the largest anonymous donation in the state's history - but much more is still hidden from view.

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Community protests grocery chain's cooperation with ICE

Protesters also urged customers to join a boycott of all Mi Pueblo stores to protest the company's announcement that it was cooperating with the government's online E-Verify program.

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Marchers demand end to deadly gun violence

Residents from throughout Oakland called on city leaders to take immediate steps to end gun violence that has cost some 85 lives in the city so far this year,

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California renters hit hard by foreclosures fight back

More than one million California renters have been hit hard by the foreclosure epidemic since the mortgage crisis began in 2007.

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Calif. legislature passes far-reaching homeowner safeguards

With the legislature's passage July 2 of a far-reaching Homeowner's Bill of Rights, California is moving to lead the country in the fight against foreclosure abuse.

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Calif. leading on Affordable Care Act

Roughly half and two-thirds of currently uninsured Californians will be covered through the ACA. It's expected to bring the state some $15 billion in federal funds each year.

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Parents occupy Oakland school to protest closures

Parents and teachers occupying Lakeview Elementary School since June 15 say they plan to stay until the district agrees to keep their school and four others open, reversing its decision to close them as of the end of the school year.

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